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Statewide ban on butterfly bush forces nurseries to adapt
July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010

0710_ATS03Butterfly bushes love the Oregon rain — a little too much. These popular purple plants have become the bullies of wet Oregon regions, pushing out indigenous species and landing themselves on the noxious weed list. In response, Oregon became the only state to ban Buddleja Davidii in January.

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Rock dust for urban farmers
High Five
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Portland organic fertilizer company Concentrates specializes in the growing industry of urban farming.

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Hemp vs. the DEA
High Five
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Activists and farmers say that legalizing hemp production could mean a huge boost to Oregon's economy.
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Living with wolves
High Five
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wolves are returning to Northeastern Oregon, a fact that pleases environmentalists and makes ranchers fear for their livestock.
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Fewer pears, higher prices
High Five
Friday, June 11, 2010
A smaller pear crop along the west coast will mean higher prices this year, according to a forecast by Pear Bureau Northwest.
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